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  • Lawmakers tour troubled wastewater treatment plant and ponder more state help

    Lawmakers tour troubled wastewater treatment plant and ponder more state help

    By Josh Kurtz, September 22, 2022, Maryland Matters The state of Maryland and local governments in the Baltimore area have spent about $1 billion on the city’s Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants over the past decade. So when Sen. Guy Guzzone (D-Howard), chair of the Budget and Taxation Committee, first heard about multiple water […]

  • New plan in place for pollution problems at Conowingo Dam

    New plan in place for pollution problems at Conowingo Dam

    Karl Blankenship, Sept 6, 2022 It has taken more than four years, but leaders in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort say they’ve found a path forward for dealing with the added pollution stemming from Conowingo Dam. It’s a solution that could soon ramp up pollution controls in the Susquehanna River basin, which drains the Bay’s […]

  • Md. Lawmakers Check In with new Agency Leaders on Bay Cleanup Progress

    Md. Lawmakers Check In with new Agency Leaders on Bay Cleanup Progress

    July 28th, 2022 With a 2025 deadline looming for states to meet aggressive federal goals for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, members of Maryland’s congressional delegation met Wednesday on Capitol Hill with two women who will be integral parts of the public-private strategy for eradicating pollution in the nation’s largest estuary. Eight of the 10 […]

  • Water Quality Advisory issued for part of Back River

    Water Quality Advisory issued for part of Back River

    Posted on July 2 by Chris Montcalmo TOWSON, MD —The Baltimore County Department of Health has issued a water quality advisory for tidal Back River in the vicinity of Cox Park. Recent sampling in that area indicates high levels of bacteria that could prove harmful with direct contact. “In response to recent public health concerns around water […]

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation ordered to stop artificial reef work

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation ordered to stop artificial reef work

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has been ordered to stop work on artificial reefs on the Lynnhaven River.  This comes after several complaints and pictures showing what the VMRC considers non-compliance.  10 On Your Side obtained pictures that clearly show what the Virginia Marine Resources Commission considers a substantial violation […]

  • Department of the Environment, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Department of the Environment, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

    June 10, 2022, Department of the Environment *We will be reviewing the agreement and Consent Order below and monitor the enforcement thereof. BALTIMORE (June 10, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Baltimore City leadership have reached an agreement that charts a course for continued progress at the Back River Wastewater Treatment […]

  • Connecting Everforward’s Investigation and Baltimore’s Belvedere History by Dennis Forney

    Connecting Everforward’s Investigation and Baltimore’s Belvedere History by Dennis Forney

    May 13, 2022, The Talbot Spy This 1900 photograph of the Washington Monument in Baltimore is from the Maryland Historical Society’s archives and is included in a Wikipedia article. This is no mistake. Please read on to see the many-faceted connection between the Washington Monument and Belvedere Shoals.The United States Coast Guard, out of its […]

  • Changing of the Guard: Horacio Tablada to Replace Grumbles as State Environment Chief

    Changing of the Guard: Horacio Tablada to Replace Grumbles as State Environment Chief

    May 10, 2022 – Maryland Matters Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Monday that Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Environment Horacio Tablada will succeed current Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles starting June 1. Grumbles is leaving to become executive director of the Environmental Council of the States, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan association […]

  • Governor Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

    Governor Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

    May 9, 2022 – Maryland Department of the Environment ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Horacio Tablada as secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Tablada currently serves as deputy secretary of the Department of the Environment. He has more than three decades of experience as an environmental leader in Maryland, with […]

  • Chesapeake Bay pollution plan deemed insufficient by EPA

    Chesapeake Bay pollution plan deemed insufficient by EPA

    EPA said it will put a stricter compliance focus on all water pollution sources in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s plan for cutting pollution to the Chesapeake Bay has been deemed inadequate by the U.S. EPA. According to The Post-Gazette, the EPA will be continuing its inspection and enforcement of water pollution sources across the state. The state’s plan […]